Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Find out what Zeiss have planned at Birdfair 2017

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Monday 17th July 2017, 14:44   #1
WTXaviphile
Registered User

 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: West Texas
Posts: 29
Texas Wildlife to Hit Trump Wall?

Texas is fortunate to have a string of wildlife refuges along the border that are vastly popular for bird and wildlife observation. Among these is the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, nearly 2100 acres along the meanders of the Rio Grande, where the river habitat adjoins other distinct habitats, including desert, coastal plain, and wetlands. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/santa_ana/

The richest birding is along the river, and presumably ocelot and jagurundi are free to move across the river and thus across the border.

This will be changing, as the first segment of the Trump Wall is due to be constructed in the wildlife refuge, bringing a road along the wall, nighttime lights, and noise as well as the 18 foot wall. https://www.texasobserver.org/trump-...fuge-breaking/

It remains to be seen how state parks and refuges along the river will be impacted by the border wall. http://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wildl...ife-trails/ltc

Many of us had assumed that Big Bend National Park would be spared a border wall, but I'm not so sure now.

Last edited by WTXaviphile : Monday 17th July 2017 at 14:58.
WTXaviphile is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 17th July 2017, 15:14   #2
fugl
Registered User

 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 12,747
Another thread on this subject--

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=347600
__________________
Bird photos (Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/fugl/
". . .Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."

--Gerard Manley Hopkins
fugl is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge in South Texas SanAngelo Texas 5 Yesterday 20:59
Moth named after Trump - really andyadcock Butterflies and Moths 3 Wednesday 25th January 2017 15:20
Great Wall of China: What Birds & Wildlife? balkantrek China (including Hong Kong & Macau) 4 Tuesday 14th February 2012 10:18
Tripping up Trump dafi Conservation 16 Saturday 29th May 2010 22:59

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12352490 seconds with 13 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 08:53.